26/3 Feminists on the Frontlines: Rights Defenders across the global South
Our Voice Our Futures (OVOF) consortium comprising CREA, the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), UHAI — The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative, WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform, and strategic partner IM-Defensoras.
Human rights of women, Violence against women, Women and health, Women and the media
SDG5 – Gender Equality, SDG 10 – Reduced Inequality, SDG17 – Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Harassment (2016), Tolerance of Minority Groups (2016)
Awareness, how much are the NFAs in their own countries aware about the certain women/minorities face such challenges and should they not cooperate, and push for inclusion at regional and state level .
Unjust laws, practices, social norms and institutional models continue to inhibit women's ability to participate in decision-making, policymaking and lawmaking. This reality, combined with attacks on civic space at all levels, are making it harder for structurally silenced women and gender non-conforming people to freely and safely advocate for their rights. Speakers from different countries in the global South discuss challenges to democracy and civic space — online space, policy space and physical public space — in their contexts, and barriers to the participation of structurally silenced women in determining their futures. Sex-workers in Kenya, transgender, minorities like Dalit women in India, and poor non- educated women in Mexico are not heared, a quote from an Indian transgender : "Structural silenced doesn’t mean the speakers aren’t able to speak. It’s that they aren’t heard or prevented from speaking".
Push for a national action plan such as in Tthe Netherlands
The Dutch Goverment has made a 4th action plan on SCR 1325:
The Fourth National Plan of Action 1325
Also from 1 January 2021, the fourth National Action Plan 1325 comes into force. This action plan was drawn up by the Ministries of Education, Culture and Science, Defense, Justice and Security and Foreign Affairs, in close collaboration with civil society. The whole agenda is pervaded by the equal role that women and girls must be able to play in all decision-making processes regarding peace and security; the eradication of (sexual) violence against women, girls, men, boys and LGBTI + persons; and access to health and justice. This plan is for 5 years and signed by the goverment and civil society.